Living Archive


Household Tips and Tricks

Happy hump- day everyone!  I hope you’ve been having a great week, so far.  I’ve been catching up on all of the housework/chores that I didn’t do over the weekend because we were busy celebrating my hubby’s birthday.  We both have family that lives nearby, and not everyone was able to be


How to Correctly Display the US Flag

With Independence Day right around the corner, I decided to it was time to find a way to properly display our US flag in front of our home.  My plan was to hang a bracket on the trim of our house that our flag could slide snuggly into, dressing up the front


Beach House Inspiration

I just wanted to share a few of my favorite inspiration photos with you today… These next few pictures are from a beautiful beach house tour first featured on Classic. Casual. Home.  I absolutely love the use of texture, pattern and color against the neutral wall color.   And the breakfast nook


From The Archives: A Pretty Spring Mantel

Hi, thank you so much for stopping by!  With all of the Spring link parties going on right now, I feel a bit like the girl going to prom with no prom dress, so I pulled this post out of the archives, and I’m joining in on the fun!  ”A Pretty Spring Mantel”


A Loss, A Gain and an Update

Please excuse the long silence; I took a little time off to concentrate on my family as we mourn the death of my sweet Grandmother.  She was a beautiful lady and because of her, the world has been a better place  for the past 84 years.  She will be incredibly missed. I


Must Try Recipes!

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you’re week is off to a good start!  I’m still recuperating from a very busy weekend.  My daughter and I joined my sister and some friends for the “Color Run” at Tempe Town Lake on Saturday, and let me just say, while it was super fun, it was


Laundry Day – Loads of Fun!

Saturday = Laundry Day at my house.  Of course, before I get started on my weekend chores, I like to sit down at my computer with my morning cup of coffee and do a little internet surfing.  One of my favorite sites to check out is Cost Plus World Market.  I just


Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

I just wanted to share this recipe with you; I made it last night and it was so delish, I just can’t keep it to myself!  Please get the full recipe here:  Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice     Her website is fabulous!  I’m sure you’ll find lots more recipes to try


Getting On With It…

I’m not gonna lie; I’m still struggling to get back into the swing of things after all of the holiday hoopla around here. I may, or may not, still have my Christmas tree up. It was nice to spend a little down time with my family; I just didn’t want it to end!  But I


10 Tips on How To Choose the Right Bedding for A Fresh New Look – Guest Post

Today I have Kathy from Yorkshire Linen Co. here to share some great tips on choosing bedding for a fresh, new look; just in time for the New Year…   10 Tips on How To Choose the Right Bedding for A Fresh New Look With the New Year almost upon us it